Central Park – Ice Festival

Interested/appreciate ice carving? Well here’s an event for you!

Next week,Ā Saturday, February 11th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, Central Park will be hosting their sixth annualĀ Ice Festival. Artist from the Okamoto Studio will be present using materials such as electric chain saws, chisels, and “picks” to over six thousand pounds of ice replicating statues around the park!

This event is FREE of cost! That’s right, you get to see artist carving ice live for free.

Fun Facts:

  • Ice carvingĀ originated during the Middle Ages when the wealthy hosted extravagant meals/banquets displayed sculptures made out of not only ice but also fruit.
  • Ice Sculpting is considered a Cultural Olympiad event in the Olympics!

I look forward to following up and informing you guys on how the event went! If you’re interested in joining me on this adventure let me know!

Source:Ā http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20130116-the-origins-of-ice-sculpting